First Edition, First Issue in the Original Dust Jacket
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Farewell to Arms. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons , 1929.
First edition, first issue, with publisher’s seal on copyright page and no legal disclaimer on p. [x]. In first state of the "Cleon" pictorial dust jacket. With the correct first issue point on the jacket (with the name of the heroine, Catherine Barkley, misspelled “Katharine Barclay” on the front flap) And with the price of $2.50 on front flap. Octavo (7 3/8 x 5 3/16 inches; 188 x 132 mm). [10], 355, [3, blank] pp.

Original black cloth with gold paper labels ruled and lettered in black on front cover and spine. A tiny chip to top corner of front paper label. Otherwise a near fine copy of the book. In the original color pictorial dust jacket. Jacket with some restoration to top and bottom edges and and along creases. Jacket spine a bit darkened. Overall a very good jacket. Housed in a quarter morocco clamshell with the jacket image affixed to the front.

Cyril Connolly named this title as one of the most important modern books in his list, The Modern Movement. This is one of the most famous novels concerning the tragedy of World War I, and was inspired by Hemingway’s own experiences as an ambulance driver during the war.

Hanneman A 8B.

HBS # 68295 $2,500